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Re: Servname not supported

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: Servname not supported
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:52:16 +0200

Hello Dustin,

Dustin Rayner <address@hidden> writes:


> However, guix install hello and guix pull both fail. I've verified
> network access, but the error I receive is:
> In procedure getaddrinfo: Servname not supported for ai_socktype

What if you try `whois` on that host? Do you get the same error?

This seems not related to Guix, please can your check permissions on
/etc/services (ls -lah /etc/services) on your host?

They should be:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19K dic 26  2016 /etc/services
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

If others (including your normal user) cannot read /etc/services they
get this error.

I never had similar issues in the past, but I can reproduce this on my

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ sudo chmod o-r /etc/services 
$ LC_ALL=C whois
getaddrinfo( Servname not supported for ai_socktype
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

`sudo chmod o+r /etc/services` fixed the above error.

Does it help? Gio'.


Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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